the lemon juice/vinegar makes the proteins of the eggs curdle as the heat causes the water and cornstarch to congeal and expand… well, talking about it is oddly cathartic…
the sugar carmelizes then burns… and the superheated oil fries everything then goes rancid and breaks apart, separating whatever mixed with it into separate blobs of sticky residue….
at least it’s fiction… I’ll just keep telling myself that. But somewhere in the world, there’s a person who saved up *all* their limited funds for his very first motherboard and very first CPU to build the ULTIMATE gaming computer… and has paste, not mayo… and does this.
He waits. He turns it on. All is well for now… but as time goes on, unseen by the gamer, the oxidation begins….